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Sweet Corn Fiesta at Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach

Ready, set, shuck! That's the call for everyone in South Florida who loves sweet corn to show up at the annual Sweet Corn Fiesta:

There will be an Amateur Corn Eating Contest (for age 18 and older), and a corn-shucking contest. For city folks who don't know, “shucking” is the technique to remove stubborn silk and pesky husks from the cob. 

In addition, visitors will entertained with live music, great food and carnival rides.

For more information, visit or call 561-795-3110. Yesteryear Village is located on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of US 441 (State Road 7).

Credit: Sweet Corn Fiesta / Yesteryear Village

Highlights of this affordable family fun day:
  • Freshly harvested corn, grown locally and prepared hot and buttery, along with other summertime foods. Palm Beach County grows more sweet corn than any other county in the U.S. Local farmers cultivate more than 27,000 acres annually.
  • Children’s games, rides and a large corn maze
  • Green market, live music and contests in corn shucking and corn eating.
  • Live Music:
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Krystal River Band
    2-5 p.m.: The Andrew Morris Band

The National Sweet Corn Eating Championship will be presented and sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eaters, Inc. (IFOCE). During this grueling yet quick competition, Major League Eaters from across the country challenge themselves by consuming Florida sweet corn ears for 12 minutes. 

Getting there: Take Southern Boulevard to Sansbury’s Way (west of Turnpike). Turn right on Sansbury's Way. Enter Gate 3 to Archway Gate, past the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre. And be sure to leave your pets at home.

Also read our post on Fairs & Festivals in April in Palm Beach County.

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Also see: Upcoming Festivals in South Florida

More free and cheap things to do in Palm Beach County this week:


Sweet Corn Fiesta at Yesteryear Village
April 28, 2024 @ 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sweet Corn Fiesta at Yesteryear Village
Yesteryear Village, South Florida Fairgrounds, WPB
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